FONDATION MERAC (Mobilising European Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology) is an independent charitable and tax exempt foundation pursuant to the Swiss Civil Code with office in Zurich, Switzerland. It is supervised by the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA. Statutes

It promotes innovative and noncommercial research in astrophysics and cosmology in Europe and Switzerland and the research and knowhow exchange between Switzerland and Europe by awarding a MERAC Prize and by supporting post-doctoral research by early career researchers in Europe without distinction to country, nationality, race, religion, gender or any other grounds for discrimination. Post Doctoral Studies